In Burkina Faso, an estimated 13,000 children have contracted HIV, most of them at birth. A group of volunteers is working with HIV-positive mothers to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has said he wants people to be able to buy a test they can use at home to check for the immune-deficiency virus HIV. The proposal has been welcomed by a major German AIDS charity.
A drop of blood, a single test strip, and 15 to 20 minutes later, a result. The HIV self test will add a critical component to Germany's sexual health arsenal. But it isn't for the morning after.
Singer Conchita Wurst recently admitted to having been infected with HIV for years. Ulrich Heide, managing director of the German AIDS Foundation, told DW how people infected with the virus live with their condition.
A more aggressive and possibly drug-resistant HIV subtype may be behind skyrocketing HIV infection rates in the Philippines. Epidemiologist Edsel Salvana tells DW that the strain is threatening to spark a new epidemic.
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